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Our theatre program offers gifted student actors the opportunity to develop their skills, challenge their ability, and learn the necessary techniques to pursue post-secondary Theatre and Acting training ​and education. Students will learn theatre history, technical theatre, acting styles, classical theatre, improvisational techniques, as well as all the basics of dramatic arts.

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DRAMATIC ARTS COURSES 

ADA1OW – DRAMA

Prerequisite: Audition

This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them. This course requires students to create and perform in dramatic presentations.

 

ADA2OW – DRAMA

Prerequisite: ADA1OW

This course requires students to actively explore dramatic forms and techniques, using their own ideas and concerns as well as sources selected from a wide range of authors, genres and cultures. Student learning will include identifying and using the principles of space, time, voice and movement in creating, sustaining and communicating authentic roles within a drama. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creation and presentation of the drama and will analyze and reflect on the experience.

 

ADA3MW - DRAMA

Prerequisite: ADA2OW

This course requires students to create and to perform dramatic presentations. Students will analyze, interpret and perform works of drama from various cultures. Students will also do research on different acting styles and conventions for their presentations, create original works and analyze the functions of playwright, director, actor, producer, designer, technician and audience.

 

ADA4MW - DRAMA

Prerequisite: ADA3MW

This course requires students to experiment with forms and conventions in dramatic literature and to create/adapt and present dramatic works. Students will do research on dramatic forms, conventions, themes and theories of acting and directing and apply their knowledge of these in analyzing and interpreting dramatic literature. Students will also examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures

 

FILM STUDIES

 

ADV4MW – FILM ACTING/WRITING/DIRECTING

Prerequisite: Audition

This course emphasizes the active exploration of the creative process as it relates to film acting, film directing and film writing. It will require students to experiment both individually and collaboratively with conventions, techniques, and styles of film. It will approach this experience from all three points of view (actor, writer, director). Students will examine films from various time periods, cultures, and genres to discover a better understanding of film and a stronger sense of self.

 

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